MANILA — Vice President Jejomar Binay’s camp recently said that the country does not need an “uncaring haciendero leadership” anymore.
Joey Salgado, spokesperson for media affairs criticized presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda for using the 1986 EDSA people power to promote the agenda of the Liberal Party.
Salgado noted that “there are those in the administration who claim EDSA 1986 as their birthright, including their anointed one.”
Salgado was referring to Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II who was recently endorsed by President Aquino.
He added that those personalities using the EDSA revolution were nowhere in the barricades during the campaign to overthrow dictatorship in the country.
“They were partying in New York or wherever it is that rich haciendero families party in the United States during martial law,” he said.
“It is very convenient, and much safer, to claim to be vanguards of democracy when the democratic order has been restored. The true test of courage is to stare down the armed might of the state when it had the license for summary executions.”
Salgado said that the Filipino people want no more of an uncaring government lambasting the LP’s “sinister agenda” of staying in power for up to 20 years.
“The Filipino people do not want six more years of an uncaring haciendero leadership. They surely do not want 20 years of inept and uncaring government. Roxas and the LP patrons should realize one thing: walang forever (there’s no forever),” he said.